Georgia Charter Schools Association

GCSA CharterTeacher Preparation and Certification Program (GaTAPP)

Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation & Pedagogy (GaTAPP)

Providing non-traditional teacher preparation and certification for the charter sector. Offered by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA)

Prepare, Perform, Progress…”Training for employed charter school teachers to provide a non-traditional teacher preparation and certification program to gain Georgia Induction Certification.”

The goal of GCSA GaTAPP is to assist schools and teachers with compliance for highly qualified status and teacher certification via a non-traditional route to teacher preparation and certification geared specifically to teachers employed in the charter school sector, including independent and system charter teachers. The GaTAPP is a performance-based, job-embedded teacher preparation program for teacher candidates to earn an induction certificate for new teachers via a blended-model training that includes demonstration of proficient classroom performance, external field experiences, and support from an assigned Candidate Support Team.

For further information contact: 

Juli Sergi, Director, Teacher Quality and Development at:

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